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Michael Bloomberg’s presidential run could be part of a strategy to pay the cheapest rates possible to air anti-Trump ads

After weeks of speculation, the billionaire philanthropist and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially announced he was jumping into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential-primary field. Bloomberg is capitalising on his estimated $US52 billion net worth to run a highly unusual campaign, planning to entirely self-fund his campaign and […]
Michael Bloomberg’s presidential run could be part of a strategy to pay the cheapest rates possible to air anti-Trump ads
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Amazon tried to remove a Seattle City Councilmember and lost. Here’s how she describes taking on and defeating one of the world’s biggest companies.

Amazon spent $US1.45 million on lobbying efforts in the recent Seattle City Council election. Amazon’s primary target was Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who has loudly and consistently criticised Amazon’s impact on its home town. The money went to a political action committee that supported candidates with business-friendly policies. Despite […]
Amazon tried to remove a Seattle City Councilmember and lost. Here’s how she describes taking on and defeating one of the world’s biggest companies.
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A conservative group accused Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of campaign finance violations, but experts say the charges are overblown

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her congressional campaign are facing scrutiny over allegations that they violated campaign finance laws. In an FEC complaint, a conservative group alleged that Ocasio-Cortez’s team funneled PAC money through a corporation to evade campaign finance laws. Most election law experts say there’s no evidence that Ocasio-Cortez […]
A conservative group accused Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of campaign finance violations, but experts say the charges are overblown